Is there a certain amount of time it takes for you to be a great mom or expert mom?
It's been said that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice in order to become an expert in something. Well, you're a mom 24/7...so that would mean about 417 days or about 14 months. If you ask most moms of a 14 month old if they consider themselves an "expert mom" most will probably answer, "no."
So how do you know when you have reached "great" or "expert" mom status?
Maybe it isn't the 10,000 hours, but it does take a whole lot of time, patience and work.
The more you practice, the more you learn and the better you get. So really, the answer is forever!
Maybe not the answer you want as a mom; but know that you are a fantastic mom now and as you learn and practice your mothering more, you will become even better!
The only way to be a great mom is to learn and grow! The reason you work on yourself, learn personal development, read the books is to better yourself. And when you better yourself you better your children and those around you.
Today, take one small step to learn and grow as YOU: buy a book, check a book out from the library, download a podcast, read an article, watch a video. Do something today that will help you to grow and become an even better mom and person.